The Mall at 163rd Street - North Miami Beach, FL - A Shopping Mall in the Southeastern Coast of Florida
The Mall at 163rd Street at North Miami, Florida is a three story building and was originally an open air mall, then became enclosed, was classified as a dead mall then held resurgence as a resurrected mall. The mall was originally opened in 1956 and has undergone many transformations while still serving the people of the North Miami Beach. The mall was classified as a dead mall in the 1990's. The major anchors of the mall closed, a larger more contemporary mall was built within a small demographic area and the demographics of the neighborhood changed. The affluent clientele moved north and the crime rate increased. This prompted retailers to vacate due to the change in security of the area. Through the decade Jordan Marsh, Mervyn's, and Burdines all closed. Currently the mall has undergone another revision with a large percentage of its retail space unoccupied. Owners of the mall are Centro Properties based in New York City whose interests include purchasing property in economically disadvantaged areas that need redevelopment. The Mall at 163rd street was the first mall in the United States to use fabric coated with Teflon on the roof. The Anchor Stores are Home Depot, Walmart Supercenter, Office Depot, Ross Dress for Less and Marshalls. Other stores include Anna's Linens, Cool J's, Footaction USA, Kenneth David, and Mashiko's Sportswear. Of the 4 reviews of the mall on citysearch Miami, 3 were positive and 1 was negative. Of the positives the reviewers stated that the mall offered ample parking, had plenty of bargains, they were able to find what they were looking for, outlet clothing, and they commented that in the last three years they have seen a change for the better at the mall. The negative comments ranged from the mall had too many empty stores, the escalators did not work, and too much crime in the parking lot even with the presence of mall security, and the mall is not trying to increase retailers to lease there. Overall the mall was rated 4 out of 5 stars with the comment of great bargains being the most stated in their reviews. The consensus is that The Mall at 163rd Street has better bargains than Adventura Mall. The mall does not have an online website. Retail services offered at the mall are Bank Atlantic, Washington Mutual, Norma's Hair Design, North Dade Dental, CitiFinancial, Sally Beauty, Quick Weight Loss, Quest Communications, and General Nutrition Center.
The mall offers free parking, mall security, parking security with monitoring and video. The local police department makes rounds through the parking lot 24 hours per day and man the mall during store hours. Wing zone, Caribbean cafe, Jamba Juice, subway, panda express, and a Pepsi vending machine are the only listed dining opportunities in The Mall at 163rd Street. Regular mall hours are Monday thru Saturday 900 am - 1000 pm and Sunday 1200 pm - 600 pm.
The mall is located at 1421 NE 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, Fl, 33162. Phone 305-947-9845.
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